Through one-on-one mentoring and creative writing workshops, WriteGirl encourages girls to develop their creative talents in the literary arts. In workshops and mentoring sessions, young women are provided with the means to explore writing in all genres and forms.
One hundred percent of WriteGirl’s participants have entered college, many on full or partial scholarships – proof to us of the power of the written word. We support WriteGirl by donating journals to their cause – journals we know are used in the many workshops which introduce young women to writing poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, songwriting, journalism, screenwriting, playwriting, persuasive writing, journal writing, editing and more.
Recently, we discovered this blog called 50-for-50, written by a very enthusiastic and passionate supporter of WriteGirl named Colleen Wainwright.
Wainwright is an engaging writer herself who conducts interviews with other published authors and posts them here. Talking with women authors of different ages and who work in a diversity of genres, her interviews are often humorous, candid and insightful. For aspiring writers of any age, it’s worth checking out these interviews. Reading them is like peeking into the intimate journals of an older sister or a female mentor to discover what first compelled them to write and what keeps them fiercely creative.